AWARE Fish Identification

PADI Specialty Courses

The AWARE Fish Identification course is all about fish! A common question is “What type of fish is that?”. This course will give you the tools and knowledge to identify fish families, species and characteristics.

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Course Overview

The PADI Fish Identification course gives you a wide range of knowledge in fish species and how to identify each one. Once you learn how to recognise a fish, it will be easier for you to reference that species after each dive. For example, a butterfly fish in the Caribbean has a similar shape to a butterfly fish in Southeast Asia, but colours and markings may be wildly different. If you know what fish family it belongs to, you can more easily look up the local name or at least be able to intelligently ask the local scuba instructor what you saw.

Your Instructor will give you a set of underwater Fish ID slates to look over and discuss some of the species you are most likely to meet on your dive. Then off we go – slates in hand to see how many fish we can find and identify. Mark them off as you go. You will learn:

How to identify characteristics of local fish families and species

Fish survey techniques and strategies

Learn about Project AWARE activities that can help protect aquatic life

What’s Included:

Prerequisites & Requirements: